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Biological Control

Author: Roy G Van Driesche; Thomas S Bellows
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides readers with an in-depth exploration of how biological control functions and how it can be safely employed to solve pest problems and enhance nature conservation. It covers the principles behind biological control techniques and their implementation, and incorporates practical examples from the biological control of a variety of pests. It contains detailed chapters on conserving natural enemies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy G Van Driesche; Thomas S Bellows
ISBN: 1461311578 9781461311577
OCLC Number: 1058169543
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (XIV, 539 pages)
Contents: Section I Origins and Scope of Biological Control --
1 Pest Origins, Pesticides and the History of Biological Control --
2 Kinds of Biological Control Targets, Agents, and Methods --
Section II A Review of the Organisms Employed as Agents of Biological Control --
3 Parasitoids and Predators of Arthropods and Molluscs --
4 Pathogens and Nematodes of Arthropods, and Pathogens of Vertebrates --
5 Herbivores and Pathogens Used for Biological Weed Control --
6 Biological Control Agents for Plant Pathogens --
Section III Methods for Biological Control Implementation --
7 Natural Enemy Conservation --
8 Introduction of New Natural Enemies: Principles --
9 Introduction of New Natural Enemies: Methods --
10 Augmentation of Parasitoids, Predators, and Beneficial Herbivores --
11 Augmentation of Pathogens and Nematodes --
12 Methods for Biological Control of Plant Pathogens --
Section IV Evaluation and Integration --
13 Natural Enemy Monitoring and Evaluation --
14 Integration of Biological Control into Pest Management Systems --
Section V Natural Enemy Biology --
15 Biology of Arthropod Parasitoids and Predators --
16 Biology and Dynamics of Pathogens --
17 Biology of Weed Control Agents --
18 Population Regulation Theory and Implications for Biological Control --
Section VI Additional Topics --
19 The Role of Grower Education in Biological Control --
20 Government Policy and Biological Control --
21 Biological Control in Support of Nature Conservation --
22 Future Prospects --
References.
Responsibility: by Roy G. Van Driesche, Thomas S. Bellows.

Abstract:

This text provides readers with an in-depth exploration of how biological control functions and how it can be safely employed to solve pest problems and enhance nature conservation. It covers the principles behind biological control techniques and their implementation, and incorporates practical examples from the biological control of a variety of pests. It contains detailed chapters on conserving natural enemies through environmental management, importation of new natural enemies for control of pests, augmentation of natural enemies through rearing and release, and the development and application of pathogens and biopesticides.

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